BSL

I’m Hear!

Supporting deaf children and their families to improve their lives through better awareness and communication.

What we do

Deafness affects every child differently and their needs are as unique as they are. We tailor support for up to 10 home based sessions for families of deaf children aged 0 – 18 years with any type of deafness.

Sessions are interactive so you are fully involved; we will work with you, at your own pace, using a range of practical resources to improve:

  • Deaf awareness at home
  • Verbal communication
  • Learning some basic signs

Activities

Our monthly activity groups encourage children under 10 to socialise, as well as their siblings and parents/carers

Football

Weekly football sessions based in Chester

Youth Group

Access to our ‘Youth Vibe’ youth group for children aged 8+

Family Events

Our annual family events give people the chance to meet other families and other deaf children

“For the first time, I can now have a conversation (in sign language), with my daughter.  We can enjoy doing things together like shopping and chatting over a coffee – something I’d always wished for, and now we can! ”

Making a difference

Now in our 5th year we have supported around 200 deaf children across Cheshire West, Cheshire East, Halton, Warrington, Wirral and parts of Liverpool. Children and their families have experienced both small and and big changes such as increased confidence, more independence, making new friends and feeling less isolated and less frustrated.

“Meeting other deaf children with cochlear implants has been so positive for our little boy.  He can now see other children wearing implants and says “look – they are the same as me!”

“The home based sessions have really helped us understand our little boy’s deafness, and now we’ve learned how to communicate with him, all our lives have improved, and we don’t have the misunderstandings or the stress we had before”

“Our daughter now spends time with us rather than being isolated in her bedroom.  I can’t describe what a relief it is to see her confidence growing”

Supported by BBC Children in Need
DSN
Skip to content